Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management

Technical Documentation

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS

 

Course content

INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Career Technical Writer

  • Importance of Technical Documentation

  • What belongs to the technical documentation

  • Training paths



BASICS AND APPLICATIONS

  • Editorial processes

  • Guidelines / Editorial Guide

  • Quality Management in Technical Documentation

  • Usability Testing (Anwendertest)



PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES AND INFORMATION GRAPHICS

  • Fundamentals of Technical Illustration

  • Desktoppublishing

  • Tables and Charts



DEEPENING

  • Excursus I: Design Fundamentals

  • Excursus II: Typography Basics

  • Excursus III: Macro Typography

  • Excursus IV: Typography Concepts

Learning outcomes

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

  • Lecture notes

  • Common standards and guidelines for technical communication

  • Drewer, P., & Ziegler, W. "Technische Dokumentation - Übersetzungsgerechte Texterstellung und Content Management"

  • Herrmann, C. "Ganzheitliches Life Cyclemanagement - Nachhaltigkeit und Lebenszyklusorientierung in Unternehmen"

  • Kothes, L. "Grundlagen der Technischen Dokumentation"

Mode of delivery

Class lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Assessment methods and criteria

  • written final examination

  • ongoing classroom work

  • From which services and in what proportions is the grade composed??


  • written final examination: 50%

  • ongoing classroom work: 50%